37 of the Best Ever Quotes on Gratitude

Nov 18, 2016

Girl jumping in the air in a sunset 37 of the best ever quotes on gratitude

We are celebrating a Month of Thankfulness over on Facebook through the month of November. And it’s not just because we’re all thisclose to sitting around a table with our friends and family, stuffing our faces with delicious food. Rather, gratitude is an important part of our value system at PATLive.

Check out our list of the best quotes on gratitude you can find. I guarantee they will have your heart melting like a pat of butter on a bowl of steaming mashed potatoes. Mmm…mashed potatoes.

  1. “Cultivate the habit of being grateful for every good thing that comes to you, and to give thanks continuously. And because all things have contributed to your advancement, you should include all things in your gratitude.” Ralph Waldo Emerson

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  3. “Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough.” Oprah Winfrey

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  5. Quote of gratitude: “Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all others.” Marcus Tullius Cicero
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  7. “Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not; remember that what you now have was once among the things you only hoped for.” Epicurus

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  9. “Acknowledging the good that you already have in your life is the foundation for all abundance.” Eckhart Tolle

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  11. “When we give cheerfully and accept gratefully, everyone is blessed.” Maya Angelou

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  13. gratitude quote: “We must find time to stop and thank the people who make a difference in our lives.” ― John F. Kennedy
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  15. “Be thankful for everything that happens in your life; it’s all an experience.” Roy T. Bennett

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  17. “My expectations were reduced to zero when I was 21. Everything since then has been a bonus.” Stephen Hawking

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  19. “We should certainly count our blessings, but we should also make our blessings count.” Neal A. Maxwell

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  21. “Thank you is the best prayer that anyone could say. I say that one a lot. Thank you expresses extreme gratitude, humility, understanding.” Alice Walker

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  23. gratitude quote: "When I started counting my blessings, my whole life turned around.” -- Willie Nelson
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  25. “Look at everything as though you were seeing it for the first or the last time, then your time on earth will be filled with glory.” Betty Smith

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  27. “When you are grateful, fear disappears and abundance appears.”Tony Robbins

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  29. “What separates privilege from entitlement is gratitude.” Brené Brown

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  31. gratitude quote: “Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it.”  ― William Arthur Ward
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  33. “If you want to find happiness, find gratitude.” Steve Maraboli
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  35. “Not what we say about our blessings, but how we use them, is the true measure of our thanksgiving.” W.T. Purkiser
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  37. “I made cranberry sauce, and when it was done put it into a dark blue bowl for the beautiful contrast. I was thinking, doing this, about the old ways of gratitude: Indians thanking the deer they’d slain, grace before supper, kneeling before bed. I was thinking that gratitude is too much absent in our lives now, and we need it back, even if it only takes the form of acknowledging the blue of a bowl against the red of cranberries.” Elizabeth Berg
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    gratitude quote: "The roots of all goodness lie in the soil of appreciation for goodness.” -- Dalai Lama
     

  39. “When it comes to life the critical thing is whether you take things for granted or take them with gratitude.” G.K. Chesterton

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  41. “Entitlement is such a cancer, because it is void of gratitude.” Adam Smith

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  43. “It has been said that life has treated me harshly; and sometimes I have complained in my heart because many pleasures of human experience have been withheld from me…if much has been denied me, much, very much, has been given me…” Helen Keller

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  45. gratitude quote: “The soul that gives thanks can find comfort in everything; the soul that complains can find comfort in nothing.” ― Hannah Whitall Smith
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  47. “Expectation has brought me disappointment. Disappointment has brought me wisdom. Acceptance, gratitude and appreciation have brought me joy and fulfillment.” Rasheed Ogunlaru

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  49. “I try hard to hold fast to the truth that a full and thankful heart cannot entertain great conceits. When brimming with gratitude, one’s heartbeat must surely result in outgoing love, the finest emotion we can ever know.” Bill W.

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  51. gratitude quote: Gratitude turns what we have into enough. ~Author Unknown
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  53. “Gratitude is the memory of the heart.” Jean Baptiste Massieu

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  55. “The only people with whom you should try to get even are those who have helped you.” John E. Southard

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    gratitude quote:  We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures. ~Thornton Wilder
     

  57. “Gratitude is a quality similar to electricity: it must be produced and discharged and used up in order to exist at all.” William Faulkner

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  59. “Appreciation is the purest vibration that exists on the planet today.” Abraham–Hicks

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  61. “As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.” John F. Kennedy

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  63. gratitude quote:  The way to develop the best that is in a person is by appreciation and encouragement. ~Charles Schwab
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  65. “We think we have to do something to be grateful or something has to be done in order for us to be grateful, when gratitude is a state of being.” Iyanla Vanzant

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  67. “Trade your expectation for appreciation and the world changes instantly.” Tony Robbins

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  69. gratitude quote: “The smallest act of kindness is worth more than the grandest intention.” ~ Oscar Wilde

How do you show your gratitude? Have any favorite quotes about thankfulness? Please share with us in the comments!

 
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